Volkswagen Vento

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For the 1992–1999 car sold in Europe as the Volkswagen Vento, see Volkswagen Jetta.
Volkswagen Vento
Vento TL.jpg
Manufacturer Volkswagen India
Also called Volkswagen Polo Sedan
Production 2010–present
Assembly Chakan, India[1]
Kaluga, Russia[2]
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A05 (PQ25) platform
Related Volkswagen Polo Mk5
Škoda Rapid (2011)
Wheelbase 2,552 mm (100.5 in)
Length 4,384 mm (172.6 in)
Width 1,699 mm (66.9 in)
Height 1,466 mm (57.7 in)
Curb weight 1,120–1,220 kg (2,469–2,690 lb)

The Volkswagen Vento is a subcompact car produced by Volkswagen India, the subsidiary of the German manufacturer Volkswagen, since 2010. It is essentially a three-box Volkswagen Polo with a stretched wheelbase and has been developed especially for the Indian market.


Technically, the car is based on a stretched version of the Volkswagen Polo. The extra wheelbase offers more rear legroom than the hatchback, something that is hugely appreciated by the Indian customers. VW offers a choice of two engine options; a 1.6 litre petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox and a 1.6 litre diesel engine mated only to a five-speed manual gearbox.

The car is available in three trim levels: the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline, with the Petrol Highline also having the automatic option. Among the three variants, the Trendline is a bare-basic trim level, forming an entry point for the vehicle. The Comfortline gets a CD-MP3 music system, body-coloured door mirrors and handles and fog lamps among other features. The Highline features an Integrated USB music system, steering-mounted audio controls, leather upholstery, ABS, front airbags, a multi-function display, 15" alloy wheels and other standard features.[3]

The Volkswagen Vento Petrol variant offers a fuel efficiency of 11.5 Kmpl in City and about 15.8 Kmpl on Highway. Volkswagen Vento diesel variant of the car gives a mileage of about 14 Kmpl in the city and nearly 16 Kmpl on the highways

VW recently introduced a new special edition version "Breeze" on the Trendline, featuring new, nifty features and added accessories.[4] Besides the "Breeze', Volkswagen India, in collaboration with the IPL authorities, annually offers a special IPL edition at a slight premium.

In March 2011, Volkswagen recorded an impressive sales figure of 3973 units, dethroning the Honda City for the first time since its launch.[5] Overall the car has been quite successful in the Indian market and has been particularly lauded for its build quality.[6]

In November 2011, Škoda, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, introduced the Rapid, a car that is basically a re-badged Vento.

In April 2012, the car is sold in Malaysia under the name "Polo Sedan". The car is also manufactured and sold in Russia and China (SAIC Motor) as "Volkswagen Polo Sedan" with only the petrol engine available.

As of late 2013, the Vento manufactured in India is being offered in the Mexican market, both with gasoline and diesel engines. Gasoline powered cars have the choice of manual or automatic transmissions; diesel is sold as a manual only. Trim levels are called Style, Active and Highline.

Since 2014, Polo introduced in Taiwan market will switch from European models(hatch back only) to India models,Both hatch back and sedan(rebadged as Polo Sedan) introduced, all with 1.6MPI petrol engine and 6 speed tiptronic powertrain, price also lowered for 2014 models, looking forward to compete with locally made economy cars.

The Vento is available with a choice of petrol (manual or automatic transmission) and diesel.

model displacement valvetrain
valves max. power
at rpm
max. torque
at rpm
top speed acceleration
Petrol engine
1.6 MPI 1,598 cc inline-4 DOHC 16 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) / 5250 153 N·m (113 lb·ft) / 3800 185 km/h (115 mph) 10,7 s
Diesel engine
1.6 TDI CR 1,598 cc inline-4 DOHC 16 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) / 4400 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) / 1500–2500 186 km/h (116 mph) 10,8 s

Use of the name[edit]

1992–1999 Volkswagen Vento

Volkswagen Vento was the commercial name of the third-generation Volkswagen Jetta (1992–1999) in Europe.

The fifth- and sixth-generation Jetta are called Vento in Argentina and Uruguay, since "yeta" means "bad luck" or "jinx".


  1. ^ Chanchal Pal Chauhan (2010-02-04). "VW to make India low-cost export hub - The Economic Times". Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Volkswagen Rus". 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  3. ^ "VW Vento Car Initial Review India: Specifications, Features, Pictures". Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Discover The Vento in 6 trim levels. Welcome to Volkswagen India". 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Honda’s bastion breached: Vento overtakes City in sales". Motoroids. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  6. ^ "Polo and Vento steer Volkwagen India towards greater success". 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 

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